Nikki & JD: Knot
Approximate running time: 2 hours
12 King Square South
Saint John NB E2L 5B8
Thursday, March 12, 2022 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $37.50 adults / $32.50 subscribers
Description:After working together for four years and gaining experience with other British contemporary circus companies including Barely Methodical Troupe and Square Peg Circus, Nikki Rummer & Jean-Daniel Broussé (Nikki & JD) created their first show, Knot. Featuring two acrobatic performers, Knot uses circus, dance and storytelling to examine love and conflict between two people seemingly in a relationship. However, there is a twist in the tale as the audience then discover that they are actually a single 30 something woman and a gay man. Knot was created in 2016 as a 20-minute performance as part of Resolution! at The Place. The full 55-minute version premiered in February 2018. Knot was a winner of the Total Theatre & Jacksons Lane Award for Circus 2019 and Herald Angel Award 2019, and runner up for the prestigious Carol Tambor Best of Fringe Award. Performers: Jean-Daniel Broussé, Nikki Rummer Directors: Jean-Daniel Broussé, Nikki Rummer, Rosamond Martin Dramaturg: Ben Duke Choreography mentor: Ellis Saul Movement mentors: Pippa Duke, Martin Corri Lighting designer: William Ingham Costume designer: Oliver Garcia Music credits: Annobon by Aldo Romano, Louis Sclavis, Henri Texier; original music by Tim Lenkiewicz; Chopin Nocturne in F Minor – Op. 55, No. 1 (variation) by Chad Lawson, Portrait of a Man by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and Sway by Dean Martin. Knot is co-commissioned and supported by Jacksons Lane, Déda, Jerwood Choreographic Research Project II, The National Centre for Circus Arts, Arts Council England and Warwick Arts Centre. “Knot was up there amongst the best pieces of theatre I have ever seen. My wife and I were both deeply moved by the show – the balances and catches were, of course, unbelievable but the flow and liquidity of your dancing was utterly beautiful. And to thread it through with the storyline – perfect. You totally deserved the standing ovation.” “Saw you today, you were great! very impressive of strength and harmony.” “Utterly fantastic show…. absolutely perfect…. heartbreakingly beautiful.” “I loved the show tonight. Simultaneously emotional and amazing!” “Absolutely amazing performance tonight in Newbury guys. A really moving story, magnificently portrayed.” “you were magic and breath taking!” “it was stunning, thank you!